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Jan 19, 2013 2:00pm EST
division between political scientists and historians about this. political science will look at the system and say, what is wrong with this. the historian will look at it and say, how to get this way -- how did it this way. we tend to be less active in suggesting changes to the system. floyd riddick said, the rules of the senate are perfect. what he meant by that was, the senators have exclusive control over writing their own rules. these are the rules that have written, and this is what i carry out. if the want to change them, they will change and to fit their circumstances. -- and them to fit their circumstances. the have been filibustering since 1789. -- they have been filibustering since 1789. the senate and house have developed in remarkably different ways over time. the constitution said, each house to right the wrong roles. age house can write their own rules. -- the house can write their own rules. you come to the senate. the rules of the senate have always given much more muscle to the minority. sometimes it is the minority party. sometimes it is a minority faction inside a
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